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Reading Roundup: January 2011

I read quite a few books this month, even for me, and a couple were so extraordinary I could barely put down my Kindle.

Off-the-chart good:

  • Unbroken:  A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand.  Such a great book.  The story of Louis Zamperini whose life went from street thug to Olympic athlete to WW2 POW to…  An inspiring, amazing story of one man and how he overcame.
  • Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef-  Intriguing tale of Yousef of a young man who served as a double agent for the Israeli army, while his father was a Muslim cleric and leader in Palestine. He provides an insider’s account of the current Middle East crisis.
  • When I Stop Talking, You’ll Know I’m Dead:  Useful Stories From A Persuasive Man by Jerry Weintraub-  The entertaining tale of an agent turned producer who worked with Sinatra, Presley, and Clooney among many others.
  • You Never Give Me Your Money:  The Beatles After The Breakup by Peter Doggett-  Fascinating look at the way the Beatles established Apple Corp and how that one decision framed their future.  Their lack of trust in one another along with their out-of-control ego’s and jealously fueled their lawsuits and counter suits of one another.

The rest:

  • The Mao Case:  An Inspector Chen Novel by Qiu Xiaolong
  • Victory Square by Olen Steinhauer
  • The Tourist by Olin Steinhauer
  • Execution:  The Discipline of Getting Things Done by Ram Charan
  • Strengths-Based Leadership by Tom Rath
  • Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren Winner
  • Think:  The Life of the Mind and The Love of God by John Piper
  • The Devil and Sherlock Holmes by David Grann
  • White Angels:  Beckham, the Real Madrid, and the New Football by John Carlin
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